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Toy costruction #64: Finishing Up the ????? Train Car

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Blog entry by htl posted 06-18-2016 07:35 PM 850 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been wanting to build this car for a while and finally got my chance.
I was a fun 2 1/2 day build, I really like these train car builds every thing is all square and boxy so easy to build and once you’ve made one or two with plans your all set to adjust the plans and make something completely different.

If I hadn’t already glued the top on I would have made it in to a giraffe car with a lever to make his head come in and out of the car, but o well maybe another time.

Here’s the jig I used to drill out the wheel centers.

Then on to sanding them.

Then putting the running gear all together.

I trimmed out the roof with walnut so there would be a little color to connect it to the other cars.

And a shot with the caboose to show how it will match up.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 06-18-2016 07:40 PM

it certainly does not take you long at all ….. heck half my time is waiting for glue to dry LOL
another GREAT JOB Bruce

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#2 posted 06-18-2016 08:03 PM

Super glue rules when your building models but if it was for kids would have to take more time and make it heavy duty.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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bruce317

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#3 posted 06-18-2016 09:58 PM

Another GREAT one!

-- Bruce - Indiana

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crowie

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#4 posted 06-18-2016 10:32 PM

You certainly work fast Bruce.
Saying that the quality of the workmanship is up there, well done sir…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#5 posted 06-19-2016 01:47 AM


... but if it was for kids would have to take more time and make it heavy duty.

- htl


Another great build and I really like the look of all those slats.

But one quick question, how do you keep the kids still to ensure the glue sets… kiddie clamps?

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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hunter71

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#6 posted 06-19-2016 02:28 AM

Train is getting longer, looks great.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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htl

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#7 posted 06-19-2016 03:48 AM

Duck tape never leave home with out it!!!

And thanks all for checking in!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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